From May 7th 2020, the Teatro alla Scala shares its most precious treasures with audiences around the world on the Google Arts & Culture online platform.
As you browse the online collection, thanks to Street View you can opt for a stroll around the theatre (with 69 tours to choose from!). Step up onto the stage like an opera diva, discover everything about Luciano Pavarotti's performance in "Aida", enjoy a ballet from a privileged position on Palco Reale, browse the Laboratorio Ansaldo, where artisans create incredible stages, backdrops, props and almost 1,000 costumes every year, including those designed by famous names such as Gianni Versace and Yves Saint Laurent. With Art Camera, you can even zoom in on the exquisite and most intricate details of the garments - to admire ivory brocade, golden cabochons, black velvet or ruby mirrored sequins - as worn by the operatic diva Maria Callas.
You can indulge in the luxury of browsing more than 259,000 digitized images from the theatre archive, including the sketches and pages of a rare handwritten edition of Puccini’s Turandot score, or the first edition libretto of Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco. You will also be able to delve into the genius of the artists whose innovative works have graced the Theatre's stage, including David Hockney and Giorgio De Chirico.